Sedlec Ossuary Kutna Hora

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A day trip from Prague to Sedlec Ossuary

Have you heard of the bone church at Kutna Hora? I visited this weird and wonderful church whilst visiting Prague.

You can take the train or a bus from Prague and the journey is around two hours. The journey is worth it though! I found the public transport very reliable. Even when there was a couple of feet of snow in some areas everything ran fine.

Sedlec Ossuary
Sedlec Ossuary in the Snow

The story of the Sedlec Ossuary dates back to when the Abbot of Sedlec returned from Jerusalem with a jar of holy soil from Golgotha. Due to this it became a very popular place to be buried. During the Plague

In the early 1400’s the Ossuary was created due to the large amount of bones buried at the location. A Gothic church was built and the lower chapel used to house the older bones.  A half blind monk was tasked to order the bones. However it wasn’t until 1870 when a woodcarver František RINT was employed that the bones were arranged as they are found today.

Decorated with the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons. The chapel is very interesting to look around. Here are a few of my photographs…

Sedlec Ossuray

Sedlec Ossuary Sedlec Ossuary column

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